Small and wiry, his sharply angled face set off by dark-rimmed glasses, Boston Ballet resident choreographer Jorma Elo looks serious, professorial, and tends to speak with a quiet intensity. But his wry quips often leave the dancers in stitches. The new work Elo is making for Boston Ballet’s subscription season opener Oct. 25-Nov. 4 is on the more dramatic end of the spectrum, however.
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